Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and A Great War by Joseph Loconte

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes, and while I am unable to devote the time to books that I would like during the academic year (at least, to books beyond my immediate academic area), summers are a time when … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Book Reviews, C.S. Lewis, Christian Worldview, History, J.R.R. Tolkien, Providence, Society, Theology, Truth, Virtue

Great Books: C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy

Though he lacked formal training as a theologian and did not claim that title for himself, Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) is rightly remembered as one of the twentieth century’s greatest Christian writers. His works on theology—or, perhaps more properly, Christian … Continue reading

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Great Books: Understanding the Mouthpiece by John and Phyllis Stork

I was a music education major as an undergraduate student, and for most of my undergraduate career was aiming toward a career as a school band director. I probably practiced a little more than most music education majors I knew … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Book Reviews, Books, Doug Elliott, Euphonium, John and Phyllis Stork, Mouthpieces, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba

Book Review: Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything by Steve DeWitt

As a music professor, a performing trombonist, and a Christian, I continually seek books that address fulfilling or considering my vocation in a God-glorifying manner. Books about “Christian music” are common, but often limited to discussing corporate worship, rarely inviting … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Book Reviews, Books, Christian Worldview, Doctrine, Doctrine of Vocation, Music, Music and Theology, Practical Christianity, Theology

Book Review: What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body, by David Vining

Vining, David. What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body. Flagstaff, Arizona: Mountain Peak Music, 2010. 134pp. After recommending this volume in an earlier post with summer reading suggestions, it occurred to me that I had not yet read … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, David Vining, Ergonomics, Low Brass Resources, Method Books, Music, Playing Fundamentals, Practicing, Trombone

Book Review: Is College Worth It? By William J. Bennett and David Wilezol

Bennett, William J. and David Wilezol. Is College Worth It? Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2013. 278pp. As a university professor and as a political, social, and religious conservative, I often feel that I occupy a space between two worlds. On … Continue reading

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